In continuation of the Chief of Air Staff’s renewed   effort to reposition theNigerian Air Force (NAF) into a highly professional force through capacity building initiatives, the Nigerian Air   Force   (NAF) has graduated the first set of SuperMushshak Instructor Pilots. The successful conversion of these pilots will enhancepilot training which will in turn impact positively on operational effectiveness of the NAFespecially in   its   fight  against insurgency and   other criminalities within the country.

Furthermore, it will boost the training of young pilots as 30 officers havealready   been   selected to commence training with the newly trained Instructor Pilots.

The Chief of the  Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar who  presented certificates to the graduating Instructor Pilots stated that training has remained amajor means of transformation over the ages.

According to him, the importance oftraining informed the choice of ‘human capacity development through robust andresult oriented training for enhanced professional performance’  as  the  first  keydriver to the attainment of his vision for the Nigerian Air Force.

It will be recalled that the Nigerian Air Force inducted the Super Mushshak aircraft into the NAF inventory on 5 December 2016 to address the challenge oftraining pilots.

The graduation marked the final take over of the aircraft as Nigerianpilots can now fly and train other ab initio student pilots.

You are please requested to disseminate this information in your medium forthe   awareness   of   the   general public.

Thank you for your usual support and cooperation.

AYODELE FAMUYIWA
Group Captain
Director of Public Relations & Information

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